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Warne challenges Cook to toughen up for Ashes

Sydney, Dec. 11 : Former Australian international cricketer Shane Warne has reportedly challenged England captain Alastair Cook to toughen up else he might face an Ashes whitewash.


Warne said that it is a fantastic opportunity for Cook to stand up and stamp his authority on this England team if he brings out his tough side.

According to news.com.au, Warne further said that Cook needs to get to Perth and eyeball every single England player and ask them if they are ready for it.

He said that Kevin Pietersen, James Anderson, Graeme Swann, Stuart Broad, Matt Prior and Cook have been wonderful players for a long period of time, but now is the question of character, not just their skill.

Warne said that the team is challenged by the fear of facing Mitchell Johnson's pace and staring at an embarrassing Ashes series loss.

The international cricketer further said that Cook's poor batting form would be hurting him deeply and he has to find form and lead the way for himself and the team, the report added.

--ANI (Posted on 11-12-2013)

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